A photo of The Ticker staff in 1954, from that year’s Lexicon yearbook.

The Ticker, Baruch College’s student-run newspaper, marked 90 years in continuous production this past summer. Since 1932, the campus community has looked to The Ticker as a primary source of campus news, college sports, op-ed pieces, and stories focused on national news and cultural trends.

The newspaper marked the occasion by running profiles of alumni who have gone on to successful careers as reporters, editors, publishers, communications directors, and so much more. Many of these alumni credit The Ticker with sparking their interest in journalism and communications and say being involved with the publication was an overwhelmingly positive experience during their time at Baruch.

“Throughout the years, The Ticker has remained committed to bringing students, faculty, and staff accurate and fairly reported news relating to the CUNY system and Baruch itself,” said Amanda Salazar (’22), who served as editor-in-chief for the 2021–22 academic year. “This mission is what drives the staff to this day, as the paper continues to be a leader in CUNY news.”

Members of The Ticker staff today.
Members of The Ticker staff today.

Alumni also shared their thoughts on the impact The Ticker had on their lives and careers. Steven Scheer (’92) is now an economics correspondent for Reuters based in Jerusalem and says his experiences at The Ticker “made me the journalist I am.” Lia Eustachewich (’09), the current managing editor of news for The New York Post, credits her time at the college newspaper as having provided unexpected opportunities. “The Ticker really helped me learn on the fly and to be adaptable,” she said.

As The Ticker looks back on 90 years of successful publication as a leading platform for student journalism, the current staff is even more excited about the newspaper’s future. According to Emanuela Gallo, the current editor-in-chief, The Ticker plans on adding more staff as it covers the continued transition to in-person classes, club events, and campus happenings, and the paper plans to resume printing hard copies following the hiatus during the pandemic.

Baruch College recognized The Ticker’s milestone anniversary with an online exhibit curated by Alex Gelfand (’04), who served as an assistant archivist during his time at Baruch. The exhibit includes information about the paper’s early years as well as photos of its first issues and staff members.

Sara Karnish

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